Alec Christie

Alec Christie

DLA Piper

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The changing Australian Privacy Principles: Increased risks for employers

In an age where the management of data is largely electronic, employers have a much greater opportunity to collect and retain vast amounts of information, much more than ever before. This information is useful to have on file...more

3/12/2014 - APPS Act Australia De-Identification Document Retention Policies Human Resources Professionals Personnel Records Privacy Policy

So Now, Finally, You Can Communicate And Transact With Customers Electronically! An Insurer’s Guide To The Uniform Electronic...

The changes to electronic communication introduced into the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (“ICA”) by the Insurance Contracts Amendment Act 2013 (“ICAA”) mean that insurers are now able to take advantage of the provisions of...more

1/30/2014 - Electronic Communications Insurance Contracts Insurers Terms and Conditions

Privacy Top Ten: Things You Think You Know About Privacy – But Don’t!

Whether a start–up or a listed ASX company, your business opportunities are increasingly on–line and/or overseas. At last count over 80 countries have adopted data privacy laws and Australia’s new Australian Privacy...more

12/19/2013 - Australia Big Data Cloud Computing Cybersecurity Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy Sensitive Business Information

Australian Privacy Toolbox For The Technology Sector

The new Australian Privacy Principles attempt to keep pace with changing technology, emerging privacy issues and developments in privacy law in Australia and internationally. This "Toolbox" will help you prepare for...more

12/18/2013 - Australia Compliance Privacy Laws

Recent Australian Privacy Reforms Will Significantly Impact Offshore Share Incentives For Australian Employees

The changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including the introduction of the new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), significantly increase the obligations imposed on an offshore parent or related entity that collects or...more

12/13/2013 - Australia Compliance Confidential Information Employee Benefits Privacy Concerns

Australia: Update on privacy compliance for app developers

In the mobile environment, data can be collected and shared with ease. It is therefore of great concern to the Privacy Commissioner/Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) that each individual's privacy is...more

12/2/2013 - Australia Mobile Apps Privacy Laws

APRA Releases Prudential Practice Guide On Managing Data Risk

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority ("APRA") has issued the final version of its new prudential practice guide, "Prudential Practice Guide CPG 235 - Managing Data Risk" ("Data Guide"). The Data Guide aims to assist...more

11/14/2013 - Australia Banks Cybersecurity Data Protection Insurers Risk Management Superannuation

Technology & Sourcing News - September 2013 (Global)

Procurement and Public Sector Equality Duty Review - On 6 September 2013, the Minister for Women and Equalities published a statement on the outcome of the review. Mobile banking - supporting an innovative and secure...more

9/30/2013 - Banks FCA Mobile Apps Mobile Devices

Cloud Computing And The New Australian Privacy Law (For The Private And Public Sectors)

WHAT IS CLOUD COMPUTING? Web–based email (such as Gmail and Hotmail) and social networking websites (such as Facebook) are perhaps the most ubiquitous examples of Cloud services. However, Cloud services can be...more

9/3/2013 - Australia Cloud Computing Cybersecurity Privacy Laws

Big Data, Big Issues? Is Australian Privacy Law Keeping Up?

Big Data has been dubbed by many as the "new economic asset" of our age and of potentially significant value to business. Following the recent amendments to the Privacy Act and in anticipation of his new powers from 12...more

7/26/2013 - Big Data Privacy Laws

Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook: Second Edition

The handbook offers a quick overview of those aspects of data protection law that have the most practical significance to businesses, including: - International data transfer restrictions - Security...more

6/10/2013 - Breach Notification Rule Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Collection Data Protection International Data Transfers Personally Identifiable Information Predictive Coding

Rights in Data Handbook: Protecting and exploiting IP in data and databases internationally

INTRODUCTION - The value of data and databases to business is undeniable and continues to increase. As a result the laws which enable data to be protected and exploited are crucial to many industries, from horseracing to...more

1/7/2013 - Data Protection Databases EU Intellectual Property Litigation Privacy Laws

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